Greg started GO SOBER™ in March of 2011 for people who’ve decided to quit drinking but continue struggling with cravings or daily thoughts about that next drink. He continues refining the treatment model based on client experiences and emerging medical, pharmacological and behavioral science. Before GO SOBER™, he held senior management positions at various technology manufacturing firms. His contribution and passion have always been establishing effective business models to deliver needed goods and services with alcohol treatment being his most recent. He holds a B.S. degree from the University of Washington, a M.B.A from the University of San Diego and three U.S. patents. GO SOBER™ resulted from his frustration with existing treatment programs’ failure to address the true, neuro-physiological cause for repeat, unwanted drinking even in motivated individuals with the sincere desire to quit.
TREATMENT COORDINATOR AND LIFESTYLE COACH
Cathy has extensive background in the neurology, physiology and psychology of autism, obsessive compulsive disorders, addiction, non-verbal learning disorders, applied behavior analysis (ABA) and curriculum development. She’s worked with individuals with autism for over 20 years. She owned and operated a private art and music studio for children with developmental delays. Her work with each individual is person centered. Her goal is to help people maintain their sobriety by discovering how to express themselves and to find the methods to achieve whatever it is they want to learn or do. Cathy received a B.A. from CSULB and is a certified Lifestyle Coach.
Steve Zakany, MD
Dr. Steve Zakany has been board certified in both Family Medicine since 1985 and Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine since 2013. He is an active member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M). He has practiced medicine in Neptune Beach, Florida, Durango, Colorado and Heidelberg, Germany prior to relocating to Boulder County in 1999. He has been the Medical Director of Aesthetic Solutions Center for Aesthetic and Age Management Medicine since 2006 and the Go Sober treatment program since 2014. Dr. Zakany received his M.D. from the University of South Florida and B. S. degree in Chemistry is from Florida Atlantic University.
Jen Sutton LPC, LAC
Jen uses a holistic and eclectic approach to therapy. She enjoys helping people develop their own potential in creative ways to bring about change and empowerment in their lives. Through her own experience and work as an addiction therapist, she understands that gaining sobriety permits a true sense of identity, self-awareness, meaning, and purpose in life. Jen believes we all have the strength to discover and reconnect to our true selves and the desire to realize our true potential to achieve our goals. Jen is both a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Addiction Counselor.
Matthew Holloran JD, MA, LPC, CACIII
Matt switched to counseling from a successful criminal law practice in Washington, D.C. He wanted to focus his heartfelt energy on helping and counseling clients during challenging times. He has a myriad of experience working with people of diverse backgrounds including inner city school kids, high school students, young adults, adults and combat veterans. As a “recovering” attorney, Matt is sensitive to the legal issues surrounding addictions and understands the risks and rewards of living individual passions. Matt has a Masters of Arts in Contemplative Psychotherapy from Naropa University as well as a Juris Doctor from William & Mary. Additionally, Matt is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Addictions Counselor, Level II.
Jay Ritter, MA
After years as a teacher and school administrator, Jay has taken his passion for helping people to his work as a counselor. He specializes in guiding people to see and change the patterns, habits and addictions that keep them from living life in a way that is true to who they are. There is nothing he enjoys more than guiding people to reconnect with their true selves and making changes that bring fulfillment and meaning to their lives. Jay received his BA at Bethany College in Lindsborg, KS and he has completed all course work in the marriage and family therapy program at Argosy University.
Terry LaDow, MS, BCPCC, CADCII
Terry LaDow has 21 years of experience working with the courts, probation and parole dealing with substance abuse, addictions and domestic violence. He privately works with couples and individuals helping to deal with these issues. Provide counseling to individuals and families in the areas of addictions, anger management and personal crisis situations. My focus is to help people learn to live a more integrated life from a Christian perspective.
Staci has studied and practiced health and nutrition her entire adult life. She is certified in macrobiotic counseling and herbal studies, and is a personal chef. She is dedicated to holistic health and enjoys preparing, teaching and counseling about food, nutrition, herbs, meditation and creativity. She uses these modalities to bring a wholeness approach to her individual clients. Her passion is healing through food and counseling others on how to nurture their own bodies for optimal health.
CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER
Health and fitness has been a part of Sam’s life – for nearly all of his life. For the past 20 years Sam has been both a student and practitioner of health and fitness, helping clients to get leaner, stronger, and more flexible. As such, he has learned how to be efficient helping each client from their unique starting point. His training specialties include biomechanical assessments for postural alignment and functional fitness, corrective exercise, core conditioning, pre-natal & post-partum fitness, cardiac rehabilitation, nutritional and lifestyle coaching, balance training, strength coaching, and trainer mentoring. Sam is particularly attuned to and well trained to help people regain confidence and experience the benefits of healthy lifestyles replete with movement. Degrees and Certifications B.S. degree in Exercise Science and an M.S. in Clinical Exercise Physiology & Cardiac Rehabilitation; NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, First Aid, CPR & AED through the American Red Cross.
CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER
Blake has worked in the fitness industry for 20 years. He is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher. Blake has trained in many yoga styles, including Interdisciplinary Yoga and Self- Awakening Yoga Therapeutics. He is licensed in Brain Gym, movement that enhances brain function. Blake is known for making fitness accessible, effective and fun. His specialties include functional strength, core stability, flexibility and injury prevention. Each personal training session with Blake is designed to empower clients to progress towards improved health, well-being and an enhanced quality of life.
Diana L. Saunders, MA, LPC, BCC
CERTIFIED LIFE COACH
Diana is a board certified coach specializing in Life Coaching and Business Coaching, and a licensed professional counselor in Individual and Family psychotherapy. Diana has served the Longmont/Boulder/Denver area as a certified life coach and a licensed professional counselor for over fifteen years. Diana spent over twenty years in the business world and eventually owned and operated two successful business ventures. Diana’s greatest fulfillment comes from assisting others in creating the happy, successful lives they dream about living. She does this by helping clients identify and implement ways to overcome personal obstacles, achieve goals, and fulfill long held dreams. Diana received her MA from the University of Colorado at Denver in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education and received her BCC (Board Certified Coach) from the Center for Credentialing and Education.
Jennifer Ross-Anderson, RD
Jennifer is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with extensive experience using food and nutrition as a powerful tool in the recovery from substance & alcohol abuse, as well as eating disorders. Health and nutrition can often take a back seat in the chaos of life. Jennifer is passionate about showing you how proper nutrition can increase energy, improve focus and sleep, balance hormones and brain chemistry and dramatically enhance your journey to a full recovery – body, mind and soul! Jennifer’s approach is insightful, holistic, practical and fun!
PERSONAL TRAINER & NUTRITIONIST
Joshua Conn has been a personal trainer in Denver for nearly a decade. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). While being a personal trainer Joshua has worked with a variety of clients and athletes including high school basketball players, Lacrosse players, Skiers, Marathoners, U.S. Adventure racers and Minor League baseball players. After competing in power lifting for two years and injuring both of his shoulders and knees, he decided there had to be a better way to train. He has devoted a majority of his training career to finding some of the most beneficial methods of screening movements and training athletes to avoid injury or decrease pain. Joshua is a Corrective Exercise Specialist focusing on increasing sports performance through various training methods. His skills are not limited to athletes, however, and believes everyone is an athlete in their own way. When Joshua is not at the studio training clients he is hanging out with his family at the lake or playing in the backyard with his very active children. Joshua also tries to enjoy the occasional bike ride, with or without the kids in tow.
CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER
Mark Foley is a Colorado native, health enthusiast, and self-professed geek. Mark was bit by the fitness bug early on through a fascination with iconic fitness guru Arnold Schwarzenegger. He has grown in his ideas of fitness since then, and now looks to Ben Greenfield, Josh Bridges, and Batman for the best training methods around. A lifelong wellness journey has lead to a passion for acrobatics, Frisbee golf, hiking, and nutrition. Mark believes in a functional training style for any fitness goal and eating that is right for your individual body type. When he isn’t training or researching fitness, Mark can be found reading, snowboarding, cooking, at a comic book convention or just enjoying everything Colorado has to offer. Mark is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, has a Degree in Occupational Studies in Personal Training from Heritage College, and is Functional Movement Screen Level 2 Certified.
Jill Goding, MA, LPCC
LIFE COACH & ADDICTION COUNSELOR
Jill provides individualized and solution-oriented therapies in a caring, safe, supportive and nurturing environment to individuals on the path to sobriety. Addiction can steal much from a person’s life, while healing presents an opportunity for transformation and restoration of one’s life, health, well being and spirit. Jill is passionate about various treatment approaches for recovery and wellness. She supports Life Transitions, Grief & Loss, Relationship Challenges, Parenting Challenges, Domestic Violence, Women’s Issues, Anger Management, Stress and Addiction.
CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER
Emilia grew up playing sports, spending most of her time in a swimming pool. She is a NASM certified personal trainer. She is also certified in TRX and Crossfit training. She customizes diverse exercise regimens that emphasize technique and form. She includes various modalities in her instruction, designing ever-changing personalized workouts that are challenging, motivating and fun. Living a healthy lifestyle is of utmost importance to her and she hopes to share her experiences and insight with individuals who are looking to make exercise and fitness a lifetime pursuit and passion.
Chase Nealon has been a successful health and wellness professional and coach for over 10 years. He has created a unique training style mixing yoga, martial arts, Ayurvedic nutrition and sports performance to help his clients get to their goals and live a better life. In his years as a trainer and coach he has worked with all walks of life ranging from beginners to Olympic athletes. With certifications in performance training, massage therapy, nutrition, and yoga he offers a well rounded approach that clients say “is one in a million”.
Carson Lemon is passionate about fitness. He has the drive and commitment to help clients reach their desired goals. Carson’s experience ranges from rehabilitation to college athletes to the everyday person. He is committed to athletic enhancement and general fitness for healthy and active lives. Carson received his B.S. from Colorado State University with a major in Health and Exercise Science.
Sarah Malsom, LPC, CAC III
People come to therapy “feeling stuck,” dealing with anxiety, depression, grief, addiction, intimacy issues and difficulties in coping with various life transitions. We strive to find our place and get caught in everyday life and unhealthy routines. I work to be a supporting beam for clients, as we work together to identify tools so clients are able to build their own supports. I am a passionate person and get energy from the success people obtain through setting goals and achieving them through therapy. I enjoy helping people see the positive potential in their life. I use a holistic approach to counseling including mind, body and soul. We are complex individuals made of many parts and influences, all of which make us unique. I look forward to meeting you and giving you the opportunity to explore and find comfort in your true self.
Emma Rowe, MA, NCC, LPC
Clients sometimes look at me sideways and say things like “you’re not like other therapists …” My style is down-to-earth and straightforward, with a side of laughter, a box of Kleenex, and maybe on some days (ok, ok, most days)…..chocolate! Every therapist is different, of course, but you can be assured that you will find my therapy style and the space in which we work to be warm, comforting, compassionate, and inviting. I believe the foundation of effective therapy is a safe, trusting, and collaborative relationship. I am a down to earth person that loves cooking, being active, most music, and reading. I balance family, friends, my work and my life as a participant in this world we all live in. I will work with you to help you find balance in your own life and get you moving forward as soon as possible.
DIRECTOR OF CURRICULUM
Bill has been focused on education and training throughout his career. Coming out of graduate school, he worked for several years with adjudicated adults and youth at risk, then moved into teacher training, and finally found a long term home in corporate training and consulting, founding his own business with five offices in five countries. However, Bill much prefers working with an organization that dramatically changes lives in a positive and immediate way, and he has first hand experience with alcohol addiction. Consequently, his mission is to continually develop methods and tools for helping clients and service providers get the best possible results.
Glenna worked as a Project Manager with IBM for 20 years and now manages the scheduling process for GO SOBERTM. She enjoys helping others , and spends her free time as a mixed media artist.
FRONT DESK AND RECEPTION
Laura has a strong passion for interacting with people and has been known to be director of first impressions. She is the mother of three and enjoys baking, gardening and singing. She currently sings with a group in the Longmont/ Boulder area.